Travel theme: Old-Fashioned fun fair in Uzbekistan

This week, Ailsa‘s photo challenge theme is Old-Fashioned.

I have a passion for the old-fashioned fun fairs that you sometimes come across when travelling, especially in old Soviet block countries, although I have seen some in other places, too.

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They look old and fragile, the metal structure is thin and rusty, the mechanics creaks – and yet they are there, in working condition, packed with people having fun.

uzbekistan 144 - nukus

I never resist the temptation of a ride!

It reminds you that some countries are lucky to have much more recent and safer installations – but how exaggerated things are, with all the shiny lights and loud music. Entertainment does not require frills!

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The funfair of the photos is in Nukus, Uzbekistan. I visited this place on the way to the Aral sea in September 2012.


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